2012 Whitman Community Fellow Program
A rewarding opportunity to think global, act local.
The Whitman Community Fellow Initiative is a new opportunity for a cohort of juniors and seniors to spend an academic year working at one of six prominent organizations in Walla Walla, to help address some of the area’s most pressing social, economic and cultural challenges.
As part of the year-long program, Community Fellows will receive professional mentoring, targeted career development guidance and the opportunity to meet successful, high-level leaders in Walla Walla. Fellows also will receive broad exposure to local organizations in addition to the one where they are working. Finally, they will have the chance to learn about important issues in southeastern Washington, gaining experience and understanding that can be valuable to their professional and academic pursuits.
To learn more, please attend the information session. Program Supervisors will attend to answer any questions!
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 6th
Lunch will be provided to the first 20 attendees
Six of Walla Walla’s most dynamic, innovative and far reaching organizations will be hosting Community Fellows this year (click for program information)
Helpline of Walla Walla (2 positions)
- Executive Fellow
- STEP Women's Shelter
The Department of Court Services (2 positions)
- Program Assistant
- Becca Caseworker
Once selected, Fellows will need to do the following:
- Attend an orientation held by the SEC at 5 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 18. This is a mandatory orientation, and students will not be able to serve as a fellow if they are not at this session.
- Sign up with the Whitman College Business Office.
- Check with Financial Aid to determine whether compensation received for the fellowship will impact their financial aid.
Additionally, Fellows will:
- Host the other program participants at their organization and give a short presentation of their work and their organization’s role in Walla Walla.
- Attend three special workshops on topics including leadership, mentoring, career development and other important professional growth considerations.
Fellows will be paid $12 per hour for up to 10 hours per week.
How to Apply
Juniors and Seniors interested in applying for a fellowship will apply directly to the organization where they would like to work. Students are encouraged to get in contact with participating organizations to learn more about their work.
Staff at the organization will receive and review resumes, interview candidates, and select their candidate. They will then offer the fellowship to the student and notify the SEC.
Start date: Week of Sept. 24, 2012.
End date: Whitman classes end May 8 and it is expected that fellows will conclude their projects a week or two before that.